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Thai Select

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472 9th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10018-5616 (36th - 37th Streets)
34th St-8th Ave (A, C, E) 8th Ave-42nd St (A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, S, 7, N, Q, R, W)
212-695-9920
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Street Food
Description: Thai Select seeks to thrill the New York epicure with Thai that's global...
Thai Select seeks to thrill the New York epicure with Thai that's global, fresh and fun. Located in the midtown-west area of Manhattan, Thai Select offers healthy, modern Thai cuisine with worldly flare. Although the signature taste remains authentic Thai in flavor, the presentation might be a bit French in aesthetics, a bit Italian in portion and a bit Japanese in simplicity. With dishes like Kee Mao Fettuccini (made with whole wheat pasta) and Fruit Fried Rice (stir-fried with seasonal fruits), Thai Crabcake (encrusted to perfection) and Coconut Puff Martini (jumbo shrimp hand-battered in coconut strips), the kitchen selects only the very best dishes in Thai cuisine and only the freshest of ingredients picked from the farmer's market for our patrons; hence the name, Thai Select.
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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very authentic...very good food

You could tell the authenticity of the cooking was noticeable because as soon as you walked in, everyone was speaking Thai. As. A first generation Thai, I kno my Thai food and language. This restaurant was very attentive, their servers were very helpful, and on their toes. Not to mention the food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Pear B
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Towson, Maryland, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Street Food
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Towson, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You could tell the authenticity of the cooking was noticeable because as soon as you walked in, everyone was speaking Thai. As. A first generation Thai, I kno my Thai food and language. This restaurant was very attentive, their servers were very helpful, and on their toes. Not to mention the food was great. We knew we had to take... More 

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New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

All our dishes were first rate and absolutely delicious. The service could not have been better, particularly by the young man who previously worked at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bangkok. But all the servers were friendly and very helpful. We've eaten at this restaurant many times in the past and can't wait to return.

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England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this little Thai gem to us. The food was probably the best Thai food I have ever had and it was extremely reasonably priced. Service was great and the staff were friendly and helpful.

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Portland, OR
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Based on the name you'd think this place was just another fast and easy Thai food joint. I was surprised in the evening ambiance. It's a nice place for a date or to meet friends. They were having happy hour until 8pm which was 1/2 price any mixed drink, wine & beer. The food was quite good - not super... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We ate here 4 days out of the 7 days we had in NYC. The food here is really good, I would recommend their green and red curry dishes. Staff is really friendly and meticulous and is so affordable. Love this place!!

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I had the Phad Thai Gai (chicken), and it was as authentic as I've been able to find in the USA. I always appreciate a Thai restaurant run by Thai people.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Get here during happy hour if you can! The apps are delicious. I highly recommend the cozy duck rolls. If you've ever had peking duck, it's like that wrapped up in a small roll, super yummy. The bartender made very tasty drinks. The sake was very good as well. I got the pad thai with shrimp. The shrimp were big... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My mum and I visited this restaurant 3 times for food and cocktails in our 7 day visit to New York. The food was the best Thai we had ever tasted. We loved the Duck, that was Amazing ! The pad thai and shrimp was fantastic to, to be honest the whole menu was excellent we struggled to pick. Daniel... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Did takeout here when visiting recently. Nice for the price... they handed me a water to sip while waiting at the bar for the food which I thought was a nice touch.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Loved the food at this Thai place. Everyone's dish offered a nice sized portion and was very tasty. The atmosphere is good, although the lighting is pretty minimal as it gets later in the evening. The wait staff was very friendly, but a little uneven. I've eaten here twice, and would go back again. Any negative aspect mentioned here is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 472 9th Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10018-5616
    (36th - 37th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 34th St-8th Ave (A, C, E) 8th Ave-42nd St (A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, S, 7, N, Q, R, W)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-695-9920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Thai Select seeks to thrill the New York epicure with Thai that's global, fresh and fun. Located in the midtown-west area of Manhattan, Thai Select offers healthy, modern Thai cuisine with worldly flare. Although the signature taste remains authentic Thai in flavor, the presentation might be a bit French in aesthetics, a bit Italian in portion and a bit Japanese in simplicity. With dishes like Kee Mao Fettuccini (made with whole wheat pasta) and Fruit Fried Rice (stir-fried with seasonal fruits), Thai Crabcake (encrusted to perfection) and Coconut Puff Martini (jumbo shrimp hand-battered in coconut strips), the kitchen selects only the very best dishes in Thai cuisine and only the freshest of ingredients picked from the farmer's market for our patrons; hence the name, Thai Select.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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